Momina Mela is a Pakistani poet based in Lahore. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Horse Less Review, The Blueshift Journal and The Lighthouse Journal amongst others. In 2013 she was short-listed to be Young Poet Laureate for London and completed a residency in Cardiff. She has read her work at numerous locations and events in London including The Houses of Parliament, Southbank Centre, The Bussey Building and The Poetry Cafe. She serves as the Poetry Editor for Papercuts, a publication by Desi Writers’ Lounge and has also designed and conducted poetry workshops in Lahore for Pakistani poets writing in English. She holds a BA (Hons) degree in English Literature from Goldsmiths, University of London. She will begin her MFA in poetry at NYU in the fall of 2016.